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Overnight fire on Oahu impacting multiple telcom services

An overnight fire on Oahu under the Airport Viaduct on Nimitz Highway is apparently impacting multiple services Thursday, including Hawaiian Telcom. Crews are at the scene assessing the damage. Hawaiian Telcom says the fire impacted phone and some Internet service to some 30 businesses and government customers. The company says the vast majority of customers were not affected. Technicians are …

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Breezy winds return before becoming lighter to end the week.

Breezy winds return for Maui today before becoming lighter to end the week. High Surf Advisory for East Shores. Most spots will warm up to the low-to-mid 80s. Expect a few trades showers in the morning but the afternoon will be sunny and dry. Winds stay breezy 15-25 mph out of the northeast with higher gusts.Trades become lighter Friday into …

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Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito caught

Honolulu police were notified that Hawaii State Hospital escapee Randall Saito was captured in California Wednesday. According to ABC affiliate KGO, sheriffs arrested Saito in San Joaquin County about 100 miles north of San Francisco. According to San Joaquin Sheriffs, the arrest was made as the result of a tip received from an alert taxi cab driver. Saito was arrested …

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Island Air files for Chapter 7 liquidation

Island Air shut down on Friday, putting 400 employees out of work after it failed to get an infusion of cash to keep it operating. 24-hour security is in place at the commuter terminal as well as Island Air’s facility off lagoon drive where the planes are stored. The recently leased planes sit grounded. Wells Fargo Bank, the lessor, tried …

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Monday expect a slow return to trade wind weather

Today it should be a slow return to trade wind weather, as the winds inch up a notch and shower activity mainly takes place over windward and mauka spots in the morning. Winds will be light easterlies at 10-15 mph, before gradually increasing late in the day to 10-20 mph. Expect a partly cloudy start, with more sunshine for leeward …

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Moisture that sparked heavier showers yesterday moves to the west

Today, expect decreasing amounts of clouds and rain, as moisture that sparked heavier showers yesterday moves to the west. The best bet for rain will be in the morning, especially for windward and mauka spots, but some scattered rain may make it over to leeward sides. By the afternoon, expect partly cloudy skies and less humid conditions. High temperatures will …

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Disturbance combines with increasing moisture brings clouds and scattered rains

An upper-level disturbance combines with increasing moisture to bring clouds and scattered rains this Veterans Day weekend. Saturday, expect increasing clouds and rains. The majority of the rain will fall over windward and mauka spots, but some scattered rains will make it to Central and Western Maui. Expect increasing clouds with some peaks of sunshine. High temperatures will reach the …

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